An hour of word compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo on KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971. Born in Plainville, Connecticut, in 1936, Gnazzo has resided in Oakland, California, since 1968 and is regarded as one of the most talented but hermetic West Coast Fluxus-influenced sound and visual poets. His use of cut-up techniques, mathematical structures and typography reflect an obsessive precision, reflected as well in the quality of his purely audio works. Trained as a composer at Brandeis and an... Topic: Text-Sound Composition Source: Other Minds
FYLKINGEN: Revolutionary music and technological art center near Stockholm, Sweden. This program deals with the revolutionary music and technological art center near Stockholm, Sweden, called Fylkingen. Included in this program are examples of linguistically-oriented experimental music, called by the Swedes "text-sound compositions." Note: Language Warning Charles Amirkhanian explores the "text-sound" compositions of the forward thinking FYLKINGEN art center. Amirkhanian... Topics: Sound Poetry, Documentary, Text-Sound Composition Source: Other Minds
An interview with Henri Chopin and his family, recorded by Charles Amirkhanian and Carol Law at Chopin’s home in Ingatestone, Essex, on April 3, 1972. Chopin’s English wife Jean assists in translating from French to English during this discussion about Chopin’s early work, influences, and recent publications. Also joining in the discussion is Chopin’s daughter Brigitte who is also an artist. Henri Chopin was an active member of the French avant-garde from at least 1950 until his death... Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, Sound Poetry, Text-sound composition, Henri Chopin
In March 1983, Knopf Publishers of New York released the controversial book ALL AMERICAN MUSIC: Composition of the late 20th Century, by New York Times music critic John Rockwell. On March 14, 1983, live on the KPFA Morning Concert, Charles Amirkhanian talked with Rockwell about this book and the various composers featured, including the range from Milton Babbitt to Neil Young and Phil Glass to Ornette Coleman. Musical examples from the work of each composer also is heard. This is a 2 part... Topics: All American Music, John Rockwell, Knopf Publishers, Morning Concert Series, composition, music...